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FPA Partners with TAPPI’s Virtual Conference on Looping the Flexible Packaging Supply Chain into the Circular Economy

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From suppliers to converters to brand owners, this event offers critical sustainability information

Annapolis, Md. – The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s (IFPED) upcoming Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging Virtual Conference. The conference will be held on March 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST).

With an intense focus on sustainability and its significance to the success of the industry, this special conference begins with a highly informative keynote address from Dana Mosora, Workstream Consultant, CEFLEX.

The CEFLEX initiative is a collaboration of more than 160 European companies, associations, and organizations representing the entire flexible packaging value chain, working together to make all flexible packaging in Europe circular by 2025. In addition to Ms. Mosora’s address, three additional subject matter experts will also discuss critical sustainability issues facing the industry:

· Frasier Waldie, NOVA Chemicals: Designing Collation Shrink Films for Achieving Aspirational Sustainability Goals

· Larry Effler, The Dow Chemical Company: A Journey to Commercialize Recyclable Flexible Packaging

· Andrea Auchter, Nature Works: Rethinking the Paper Cup – Beginning with Extrusion Process Optimization for Compostability and Recyclability"

IFPED Conference Technical Program Chair, Michael Biscoglio of The Dow Chemical Company said, “Whether you work for a material supplier, converter, co-packer, or recycling organization, this is a unique opportunity to hear from global leaders in the packaging community. Sustainability is an evolving topic and you don't want to miss the latest insights and advances in this area.”

Conference registration is available and is open to all converter and brand owner professionals at no charge. A nominal fee is required for all others: $99 for TAPPI members and $129 for non-members.

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